$12K, free babysitting offered to lure tech workers from Silicon Valley

Seventy-one cities and towns have programs that give cash grants and other perks to high-paid tech workers to develop their local economies, The Wall Street Journal reported July 16.  

These programs, which have gained traction during the pandemic, aim to lure tech workers to live in their cities and work remotely. The goal is to draw skilled employees of faraway companies.  

According to the report, local governments are offering people willing to move to their cities and towns up to $12,000 in cash, along with subsidized gym memberships, free babysitting and office space.

Adobe, Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Dell, Facebook parent Meta Platforms, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Lyft, Netflix, Oracle and Siemens have all participated in a remote worker incentive program in Tulsa, Okla. 

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